10/23/14 3:30pm

APD badgeThe Alexandria Police Department is investigating an industrial accident in the 1800 block of Main Line Boulevard.

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. a worker fell from an unknown height at a construction site. The victim, a 20-year-old man, initially appeared to be suffering a minor head injury, and was transported to a hospital by friends. His injury was evaluated by medical staff and he is now listed in critical condition.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Daniel Gordon at 703.746.6685.

10/23/14 3:09pm

Join the folks at Mount Vernon Friday, October 31 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM as the estate opens its doors for trick-or-treating in the historic area and other fun games on the grounds.

  • Trick-or-Treat or join a scavenger hunt in the historic area
  • Children’s costume parade around the Mansion at 6 p.m.
  • Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse
  • Special trade demonstrations like 18th-century wool carding, spinning and fish net making
  • Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater
  • Enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations
  • Take a wagon ride.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and “Martha” costumes!

Tickets are – Adults – $10; Youth (6-11) – $5; Children under 6: FREE. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link.

10/23/14 2:37pm

MB BIG FleaThe MV Big Flea, the BIGGEST fundraiser of the year for the Mount Vernon Community School PTA, has a ton of furniture they trying to sell. Here are some of the many items we currently have available — photos and dimensions can be found at this link:

  • Butcher block table/kitchen island
  • Complete set of golf clubs
  • Antique Camelback sofa
  • A ton of rec room furniture from This End Up (seating, tables, cabinets)
  • 16″ Schwinn kids bike
  • Plush love seat/2 person chair
  • Mid century rope rocking chair
  • Super long Chesterfield-style tufted couch
  • Versatile TV cabinet/armoire
  • Ikea coffee table with storage cubbies
  • Rolling tv cart
  • Plus multiple desks and cd shelves

There is no actual store right now for these items, so some items are in a temporary storage area, some are awaiting pick-up at the individual donor’s house. The MV Big Flea folks offer free local delivery for many of these items.

Thanks for supporting the MV Big Flea and the MVCS PTA!

NOTE:: If you “like” the MV Big Flea Facebook page and posts before Monday, October 26, 2014, you’ll be eligible for a $25 gift card to Del Ray Variety, a MVCS community partner.

10/23/14 2:07pm


Here’s the latest  Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra. This week’s list includes sexual assaults, a LOT of theft cases, motor vehicle thefts, vandalism, and more.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map at this link.


10/23/14 9:45am

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.